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Toy Story [1995] (2 discs)

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Director:John Lasseter
Writer:Alec Sokolow
Andrew Stanton
Joel Cohen
Joss Whedon
Composer:Randy Newman
Length:81 minutes
(1 hour 21 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:100%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Family
  • CG
  • Action
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Synopsis: Woody is the king of the toy box. That is, until an oblivious new toy shows up with all the bells and whistles.


Reaction: This is a great kids movie and an amazing first feature film for Pixar.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
John Lasseter => Director
Alec Sokolow => Writer
Andrew Stanton => Writer
Joel Cohen => Writer
Joss Whedon => Writer
Randy Newman => Composer
Annie Potts => Bo Peep
Debi Derryberry => Voice on Intercom at Pizza Planet / Troll / Aliens
Don Rickles => Mr. Potato Head
Erik von Detten => Sid
Jeff Pidgeon => Aliens
Jim Varney => Slinky Dog
Joe Ranft => Lenny the Binoculars
John Morris [II] => Andy
John Ratzenberger => Hamm
Laurie Metcalf => Andy's Mom
Penn Jillette => TV Announcer
R. Lee Ermey => Sergeant
Sarah Freeman => Hannah
Tim Allen => Buzz Lightyear
Tom Hanks => Woody
Wallace Shawn => Rex

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • First fully computer-generated full-length feature film. Each frame took 4 to 13 hours (depending on the complexity of the shot) of time on a RenderFarm consisting of 87 2-CPU SparcStation 20's, 30 4-CPU Sparc-Station 20's and a SparcServer 1000.
  • The animation team perfected the movement of the toy soldiers by gluing some sneakers to a sheet of wood and trying to walk around with them on.
  • The scene where Buzz is knocked out of the window contains several references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, including the music.
  • Rex uses a few of George McFly's lines from Back to the Future: "I don't like confrontations" and "I don't think I could take that kind of rejection."
  • Hannah serves Buzz tea from a Utah Teapot, a famous data model seen in countless computer animations.
  • The toolbox that Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) pushes off the milk crate bears the name "Binford Tools," the name of the company which sponsors Allen's character's show in [Home Improvement].
  • Billy Crystal was originally offered the chance to voice Buzz Lightyear, but declined. After seeing the finished film, he said the decision was the biggest mistake of his career. Upon learning this, Pixar offered Crystal the role of Mike in Monsters, Inc., which he readily accepted.
  • Tim Allen has said in many interviews that Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey (representing new Hollywood) to voice Buzz Lightyear and Paul Newman (representing old Hollywood) to voice Woody, but they couldn't due to the low budget they were given for the film.
  • Bill Murray was considered for the role of Buzz Lightyear.
  • What attracted Tom Hanks to the role of Woody, was during his childhood he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room. What attracted Tim Allen to the role of Buzz Lightyear, was before him they offered the role to his biggest influence in his career, Chevy Chase, who turned it down.